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Statue vandalized at Monticello cemetery

Monticello Township Cemetery trustees are looking for information on some vandalism done to a five-foot statue located in the infant burial section of the cemetery.


Giving back helping mother to

One Piatt County Resident is honoring the memory of her son by giving back to the community. Anne Drummond received a certificate of recognition at the April Piatt County Board meeting thanking her for her donation of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the Piatt County Sherriff’s Office.


Parks, fiber, defamation all topics at council session

Monticello city officials learned Monday that City Superintendent Floyd Allsop was being sued for defamation of character by former employee Brett Thompson.


Local locomotives to make a road trip

Two historic locomotives from the Monticello Railway Museum collection will travel to Spencer NC for a special gathering of streamlined railroad locomotives at the end of May.


Others may follow Monticello lunchroom lead

When the bell for Monticello High School’s first lunch period rings, freshman Blakley Nesselrodt heads to “the snack bar” in the cafeteria

Never mind that it’s two or three times as long as the hot lunch line.


Bement increases Fourth of July donation

Bement’s two major summer celebrations dominated discussion at the Bement Village Board meeting April 8. The board decided to increase its donation to the Fourth of July fireworks, and hope to allow use of an eight-passenger golf cart for Old Glory Days despite the fact the village does not have a golf cart ordinance.


Monticello Egg Hunt draws over 200 participants

More than 200 youth took part in the Monticello Easter Egg Hunt on the morning of Saturday, April 12 at Forest Preserve Park in Monticello. Organized by the City of Monticello Recreation Department, the number of participants was a record for the annual event.


Allerton concert series kicks off April 18

Allerton Park and Retreat Center has announced the details of its first 2014 concert in the U of I Credit Union Concert Series at Allerton Park.


MTA summer workshops announced

Monticello Theatre Association is pleased to announce summer workshops will be held for the fourth season. There are two sessions of the drama workshops for children. Workshop #1 for children entering grades 1, 2 and 3 in the fall will be held July 7-11. Workshop #2 for children entering grades 4, 5 and 6 in the fall will be held June 16-27.


Digitization progressing at Allerton Public Library

A project that is scanning past Piatt County newspapers with the intention of posting them online is about half complete, but Allerton Public Library Director Lisa Winters told library board members last week (April 2) that the high speed fiber optic connection will need to be online before the papers can be uploaded.


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